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2012 KTM 525 XC

Time and again, ATVs are built with a number of features to serve a variety of purposes, not the least of which is a versatility that allows it to be used on both public and off-road trails. The Enduro-Quad KTM 525 XC is a fully-fledged sports machine that has set new standards in the cross-country scene, and in the process has become one of the most popular ATVs in the market today.

With extremely powerful performance and perfect handling, the 525 XC is an offroad powerhouse on four wheels that is unrivaled in its class, bursting with energy, and very lightweight. A big reason why the 525 XC is a notch above every other ATV is its homologation for use on public roads, which not a lot of ATVs can boast of. Aside from lights and mirrors, the corresponding equipment includes a comfortable seat and a 13.4 liter long-range fuel tank to reduce the frequency of breaks when out on tour.

On top of that, the ATV also carries a powerful, liquid-cooled four-stroke, single-cylinder engine that features an extremely wide usable rev range, with a close-ratio, five-speed transmission, hydraulic clutch, and a proven 34 mm Keihin carburetor. The 525 XC’s small lightweight electric starter activates the four-stroke single cylinder reliably and quickly, lessening the longstanding delays that other ATVs might experience.

One other unique detail about the 525 XC is a chassis that can be set for various types of use and different types of course. Camber and caster on the front axle are just as variable as the track on the rear. The shock absorbers have adjustable compression and rebound damping, as well as spring preload, which makes for an all-around versatile endure ATV that just speaks to the prospective owners everywhere.

Find out more about the KTM 525 XC after the jump.

Engine

KTM 525 XC

The 525 XC’s powerful, liquid-cooled four-stroke, single-cylinder engine, featuring an extremely wide usable rev range, with a close-ratio, five-speed transmission, hydraulic clutch and proven 34 mm Keihin carburettor. All of which guarantees progressive, vigorous power development thanks to a throttle positioning sensor.

Brakes

KTM 525 XC

Outstanding performance demands top-quality brakes. At the front of the 525 XC, four-piston fixed-caliper brakes from Magura, unique in the ATV world, bite hard into two huge wave discs. Braided steel brake lines all-round also come as standard.

Suspension

KTM 525 XC

The 525 XC’s chassis can be set for various types of use and different types of course. Camber and caster on the front axle are just as variable as the track on the rear. On the shock absorbers, the compression and rebound damping are adjustable, as well as the spring preload.

Specifications

KTM 525 XC
Design1-cylinder 4-stroke engine with balancer, water-cooled
Displacement510 cm³
Bore95 mm
Stroke72 mm
Starting aidElectric starter
Engine lubricationForced oil lubrication with 2 Eaton pumps
Primary gear ratio31:78 straight cut spur gear
Secondary gear ratio14:38
Cooling systemLiquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
ClutchWet multi-disc clutch / hydraulically operated
Ignition systemContactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment, type Kokusan
FrameDouble-cradle frame made from chrome-molybdenum steel tubing, powder-coated
Suspension Frontindependent wheels suspension with double wishbone
Suspension Rearrigid axle
Suspension travel Front275 mm
Suspension travel Rear272 mm
Brake system FrontDisc brakes, brake calipers fixed, 4 brake pistons per brake caliper
Brake system RearDisc brake, brake caliper floating, 1 brake piston
Brake discs - diameter Front180 mm
Brake discs - diameter Rear200 mm
Chain5/8 x 1/4"
Wheel base1,280±10 mm
Ground clearance (unloaded)290 mm
Seat height (unloaded)820 mm
Total fuel tank capacity approx. without fuel163 kg
Total fuel tank capacity approx. with fuel173 kg

Quotes

Bikez----"Lights, mirrors and registration capability underline this ATV´s suitability for use on public roads. Nevertheless, the Enduro-Quad 525 XC is a fully-fledged sports machine that has set new standards in the cross-country scene. With extremely powerful performance and perfect handling, it is an offroad powerhouse on four wheels, bursting with energy, very lightweight and unrivalled."

Motorcycle-USA----"The KTM 525XC is race and trail ready and can also able to be registered allowing it to be street legal where it is allowable by law with the mirrors and lights. The KTM 525XC is lightweight and has the electric start and a liquid-cooled four-stroke, single-cylinder engine."



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